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Media in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Were we at the same protests?

Bosnia-Herzegovina Protest Files

The article first appeared on Istinomjer.ba on 11 February 2014. Note that information on some of the linked URLs may have been changed or updated since the original article was published.

Media in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Were we at the same protests?

We knew that the profession of journalism had a bad reputation in Bosnia and Herzegovina even before recent events, but in the past few days we were able to witness it first-hand it in the worst possible way.

Aside from the political parties’ cheap nationalist propaganda, which Istinomjer wrote about yesterday, the protests that started in Tuzla and spread to other towns were accompanied by unbelievable lies and misinformation, which were carried by local as well as foreign media. Istinomjer has not up to now engaged in analyzing media reporting and media responsibilities, but this time the organized dissemination of incorrect information has compelled us to address…

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